Travel 2 Touring 18/19

Bay of Bengal

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

1

SRI LANKA

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Kandy

1

1

Nuwara Eliya

2

Airport

Horton Plains

Udawalawe

1

Yala LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

1

Galle

Indian Ocean

PRIVATE TOUR

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy • 2 nights at the heart of Sri Lanka’s hill country • Unique train journey to the renowned Ceylon tea plantations • Go leopard spotting on safari in Yala National Park • Jeep safari and visit the Elephant Transit Home • Walk the ramparts of Galle Fort, a World Heritage Site LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

PRICES FROM £579pp

6 day Sri Lanka Scenic & Wildlife Tour Kandy • Nuwara Eliya • Horton Plains • Udawalawe National Park • Yala National Park • Galle

Day 1: Colombo – Kandy On arrival at Colombo International Airport, meet your guide and transfer to Kandy, stopping en route for a taste of tropical pineapples. In the World Heritage Site of Kandy, you’ll enjoy a tour of this last bastion of the Sri Lankan Kings and an evening visit to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic for a traditional ceremony. (Touring subject to arrival time) Standard: Hilltop Hotel; Superior: Topaz Hotel; Deluxe: Grand Kandyan Day 2: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya Enjoy a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens and a Ceylon tea factory, continue on to Nuwara Eliya for a 2-night stay. The region is home to Sri Lanka’s highest mountain, Pidurutalagala and is known as ‘Little England’ because of its mountain climate and scenery. (B) Standard: Hill Club; Superior: St Andrews Hotel; Deluxe: Grand Hotel (2 nights) Day 3: Horton Plains & Tea Country Train Journey Take an early morning hike in Horton Plains National Park, a plateau of grasslands usually only visible before 10:00 due to heavy mist that engulfs the area. See the sheer drop at ‘Worlds End’, and board a train (weather and availability permitting) for a journey through Sri Lanka’s tea country. (B) Day 4: Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe National Park Begin with a scenic drive through the hill country and stop at the spectacular waterfall of Rawana Ella, site of the mythical kidnapping of Princess Sitha of India. Later, venture out on a jeep safari through Udawalawe National Park, known for its abundant elephant population. (B) Standard: Elephant Trails; Superior: Centuria Inn; Deluxe: Grand Udawalawe Day 5: Udawalawe National Park - Yala Enjoy a visit to Yala National Park, popular due to its dense leopard population and opportunities to see elephants, crocodiles, and many species of bird. (B) Standard: Chandrika Hotel; Superior: Jetwing Yala; Deluxe: Cinnamon Wild

Day 6: Yala – Galle Continue to the fortified old town of Galle, a city best explored on foot; be sure not to miss Galle Fort a famous Unesco World Heritage Site. Your tour ends as you transfer to the airport or your chosen beach hotel. (B) Note: Yala National Park is closed for approx. 6 weeks in Sep/Oct, jeep safaris will operate to Bundala or Udawalawe during this time.

TOUR DETAILS

£579 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 5 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 5 breakfasts • Touring by private air-conditioned vehicle • Services of an English-speaking chauffeur guide • Airport transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary

DEPARTURES Daily

TOUR STYLE: Independent

GROUP SIZE: 2+

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ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 4 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay After a busy week exploring, enjoy a relax- ing break on the Sri Lanka south or west coast with its golden beaches. Add-on nights are available in the beach hotel of your choice. Please call for details.

GRAND UDAWALAWE Grand Udawalawe on the edge of Udawalawe National Park is designed to preserve the natural ambience and beauty of the jungle in which it is situated.

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